2014 Summer Fashion & Beauty Essentials

Summer is HERE! As the temperature rises, bring out your bikinis, sunblock and sunglasses – because things are beginning to heat up in Singapore. What do you need? We love our sun dresses and bikinis but don’t forget your beauty needs (who wants dark spots and pigmentation problems?!). Here are my 2014 summer fashion and beauty essentials to stay cool and chic:

Agent Provocateur Bikinis

It’s time to bring sexy back with Agent Provocateur bikinis. I instantly fell in love with the Mazzy Bikini & Lexxi Bikini. Can you blame me?

Topshop Summer 2014

Packing for your summer holiday? Don’t forget the Topshop Tropical Print Jumpsuit by Boutique (£120.00) and Topshop Straw Circle Brim Floppy Hat (£28.00). Simply irresistible!

Shiseido UV Protective Foundations

These Shiseido UV Protective Foundations in Liquid, Compact & Stick are water-proof and sweat-proof and promise to last all day! Tried and tested, this is my favourite go-to foundations for this sweltering summer.

2014 Summer Essentials - Sunblock

The key is never leave home without your sunblock – whether it’s summer or not. I’m completely sold with the new Bioderma Photoderm MAX Dry Touch SPF 50+ UVA 36 (S$44.90), Bioderma Photoderm SPOT SPF 50+ UVA 38 (S$44.50) and Lancome UV Expert Ultimate XL UV Protection BB Complete SPF50+++ (S$80).

SK-II Whitening Power Spots Specialist and Whitening Spots Care and Brighten Day Cream

Before applying your sunblock and makeup, we need to fight our underlying problems – melanin production before our dark spots appear! Add this to your skincare routine: SK-II Whitening Power Spots Specialist (S$176 – 30ml, S$258 – 50ml, S$339 – 75ml ) and SK-II Whitening Spots Care & Brighten Day Cream (S$167).

Fash-Love: Triangl Swimwear from Australia

I’ve been following Australia label, Triangl (@triangl_swimwear) on Instagram for awhile now. I love their eye-popping, neon colours and they are perfect for your summer getaway. I’m currently obsessing over the Winnie in Miami Mint (which is on its way to yours truly as I’m blogging!). Besides swimwear, Triangl also makes matching, cute underwear sets (@triangl_underwear) as seen on fashion icon, Whitney Port! You’ve to check out their website or follow them on Instagram – trust me, you’ll be Triangl-obsessed!

Shop Triangl Swimwear and Underwear at www.triangl.com

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images: Triangl

Wildfox Swim 2013: Diamonds Are Forever

Obsession is an understatement. Wildfox Couture has won me over, and over again during my trip to New Zealand. It’s easy to see why this Los Angeles label is such a hit in this part of the world. It’s summer in this part of the world (and all the time in Singapore!). It’s time to bring out that sexy swimwear and flaunt that hot bod with Wildfox Swim 2013 collection, “Diamonds Are Forever”. Designer Kimberley Gordon says, “The new collection is inspired by a totally American girl who lives for traveling. She dreams of England and hotel rooms, she loves flowers and diamonds, and she loves decadence!  She’s a Bond Girl, a 60’s bombshell who dyes her hair all shades of colors and meets beautiful men everywhere she goes.  She wakes up at six in the morning to catch the sunrise and does laps in her giant, turquoise pool. She is always ready to pack her bags and fly to another country, stay in another hotel, she travels lightly, packs bikinis, sparkly dresses and beach cover ups. This girl always has her swimsuit in her purse or her glove compartment, she’s always ready for her next big adventure, and she’s always ready to make new friends… wherever she goes.”

All I can say is, you gotta wear this collection with confidence and a little bit of sass.

Wildfox Swim 2013: Diamonds Are Forever

Wildfox Swim 2013: Diamonds Are Forever

Wildfox Swim 2013: Diamonds Are Forever

Wildfox Swim 2013: Diamonds Are Forever

Wildfox Swim 2013: Diamonds Are Forever

Wildfox Swim 2013: Diamonds Are Forever

Wildfox Swim 2013: Diamonds Are Forever

Wildfox Swim 2013: Diamonds Are Forever

Wildfox Swim 2013: Diamonds Are Forever

images: Wildfox Couture

Seafolly Ladies 2012 / 2013 Collection feat. Behati Prinsloo

Ahh, sun… sand… and sea. This summer, we are lovin’ Seafolly Ladies 2012 / 2013 collection featuring 10 fashion-forward trends – South Pacific Chic, Vintage Glamour, Hoop-La Stripes, Colour Rush, Tropicana, Tap the 20′s, Tribal Artisan, Beach Goddess, Gelato Bright and Fun Fluoro Frills. 100% guaranteed stylo mylo (in my books)! This Summer, the face of Seafolly is none other than Namibian supermodel Behati Prinsloo. Let’s see what supermodel Behati Prinsloo has to say:

Seafolly Ladies 2012 / 2013 Collection featuring Behati Prinsloo

What does it mean to be a Seafolly ambassador? Its means Summer times
Favourite Seafolly swimsuits from the current collection? Anchor Bikini and the festival triangle
Must have Seafolly beach accessory? Flip flops, visor and a towel
What is in your beach bagiPod, sunscreen, phone and a beach hat
What style of swimwear flatters your body most? I love a good triangle or bandeau and a tiny pant
Who are your style icons? Boy George, Marilyn Monroe( for the glam ) and Janis Joplin
Favourite designers? Alexander McQueen, Pamela Love , Scosha, J Brand and now Seafolly swimwear

Are you ready to hit the beach with new gear? Scroll down and check out the three Seafolly looks created by Fash-Eccentric for the perfect summer:

Seafolly Ladies 2012 / 2013 Collection

From top, clockwise: Amelia Sunglasses in Candy (S$90), Traveller Hat in Natural (S$65), Echo Tote in Red (S$79), Aloha Bandeau Maillot in Aloha (S$219) and Monaco Sandal in Black (S$115).

Seafolly Ladies 2012 / 2013 Collection

From top, clockwise: Harlow Sunglasses In Tortoise (S$79), Beach Mirage Visor in Starlette (S$35), Beach Wash (S$19), Pool Wash (S$19), Seafolly I Clutch in Black Natural (S$55), Caprice (separates) – Caprice Slide Tri in White (S$129) – Caprice Brazilian Tie Side in White (S$109) and Stripe Tote in Indigo (S$65).

Seafolly Ladies 2012 / 2013 Collection

From top, clockwise: Riviera Hat In Dark Coral (S$65), Full Bust Silicone (S$45), Boat House Tote in Dark Coral (S$39), Ahoy (separates) – Ahoy Slide Tri in Midnight (S$109) – Ahoy Frilled Hipster in Midnight (S$129), Festival Bag in Natural (S$55) and Marilyn Sunglasses in Black (S$79).

images: Seafolly

Be a Roxy Spokesperson: Let The Sea Set You Free! Contest

Yes, you heard me. Roxy Singapore is on the look out for Singaporean girls aged between 18 to 28 to be the next Roxy Girl! In this global Roxy “Let The Sea Set You Free” contest, all you need to do is go to www.roxy.com/seaforyourself and submitting 2 or 3 photos and a short 150-word (max) essay or a short video telling describing what makes you a Roxy girl. Easy right? Who are they looking for? Someone who is intriguing, fun, engaging, daring and media savvy. Imagine traveling the world for six months, meet our Roxy pro-athletes, be a face and voice for the brand, learn to surf and experience LIFE the way Roxy girls do – I seriously want this gig! You can also visit the Facebook page to find out more and to participate. What are you waiting for? Submit your application from now until April 23rd, 2012. Contest ends on June 15th, 2012 and you’ll find out who the lucky girls are!

You’re invited to Roxy Singapore Orchard Central Flagship store on Saturday 31 March for an audition, which will include a Makeover Session by Maybelline New York and L’OREAL Studioline, a Photo Audition for the Roxy “Let The Sea Set You Free” contest, live DJ music and a chance to walk away with a Roxy Goodie Bag worth up to $120 dollars for the first 300 girls.

What’s in it for these THREE lucky winners:

  • A trip to Biarritz, France for the Roxy Pro Surf Competition (departing on July 9, 2012 and returning on July 16, 2012). Airfare and hotel accommodations included
  • Meet the Roxy pro athletes
  • Receive up to $5,000 USD
  • Be outfitted in head-to-toe Roxy products
  • Host Roxy video segments as be a face and voice for Roxy
  • Learn to surf in some of the best waves in the world
  • Get to know the Roxy Design Team
  • Jet set on a surprise trip #2 (it’s amazing!) – airfare and hotel accommodations included

AM I THE NEXT ROXY GIRL? YOU BET.

So what makes me a Roxy girl? Because I am. To me, a Roxy Girl is full of confidence, passion and infectious positivity! She’s always hungry for a challenge in the name of good fun. I’m a dare devil by nature as I’ve jumped off 43m down at Kawarau Bridge, wakeboarded in the South China Sea, Ziptreked upside down in Queenstown and braved the rough black sea at Raglan in New Zealand. Let’s not forget a Roxy Girl is a style maven whether she’s at the beach, swimming in the ocean or hitting the best party spots in town. Watch my video entry here and decide for yourself :)

VOTE FOR X-WEN!

I’ve had this Roxy sunhat for years. It has accompanied me for many beach vacations in Phuket, Bali and New Zealand.

This is definitely my bikini-of-the-moment. Roxy slider bikinis are very flattering (for smaller boobs, I guess).

A Roxy Girl should know how to play the ukulele – like me :)

Don’t you love the colors? Roxy bikinis are psychedelic-chic.

OK, ARE YOU A BETTER ROXY GIRL THAN ME?

I’m gonna help you kick start your entry by giving away 4 Roxy goodie bags (worth SGD59 each). All you have to do is “LIKE” my Facebook Page and Roxy Singapore Facebook Page. Tell me why you’re a better Roxy girl than me. Simple. Just leave me a comment here or on my Facebook page. Contest ends Monday, 26 March 2012.

images: Roxy & Y-Wen

Seafolly Limited Edition 2011/2012 in Singapore

How thou loveee the sun, sand and sea! If only it stops raining in Singapore, gggrrrrrr… Who cares, everyday is bikini day! Seafolly presents its Limited Edition 2011/2012 collection and boy, they are smokin’ hottt! Seafolly was recently awarded “Best Swimwear Brand For All Body Shapes” at the CLEO Fashion Awards 2011. The 19-piece collection brings back the glam factor with luxurious fabric, trendy cuts and vibrant colors in Venus and Phoenix. From a range of bikinis to maillots to maxis, there are so many to pick from! My personal favorite is the  There are a limited of 100 or less of each design available worldwide and only 10 pieces of each will be available at the Wisma Atria concept store. What are you waiting for?

Hi-Gloss Banded Zena Bra Bikini. S$312

Venus Strapless Bustier Bikini. S$299

Hi-Gloss Banded Bustier Maillot, S$364

Venus Zena Bra Bikini, S$338

images: Seafolly Australia

Splish! Splash! Seafolly Opens in Singapore

It’s summer! The heat makes me want to dive into the pool or lounge by the beach, anytime, any day. Australia No. 1 swimwear label Seafolly opened its first international flagship store in Singapore at Wisma Atria (#02-16/17). For Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Seafolly plays with the latest swimwear trends such as retro-romantic (vintage prints, polka-dots, burlesque, pin-up) and 70s glamour (glam-military, animal prints, luxe safari). Navy is the new black if you’re the more conservative sort. For me, I absolutely heart the Savage collection – must be the animal instinct in me! LOL. Go check out the Spring/Summer collection at Wisma Atria – and try them on!

Located at #02-16-17 Wisma Atria, Tel 6733 3995.

Australian ambassador Sarah Stephens is smokin’ up the screen in this stripe bikini!

Dutch Supermodel Marloes Horst is Seafolly’s first international Ambassador.

Sun, sand and bikinis!

I’m lovin’ the retro styles from the Seafolly SS2011 collection.

images: Seafolly